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Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations
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Part I Planning to Install Over the Network

1.  Where to Find Solaris Installation Planning Information

2.  Preconfiguring System Configuration Information (Tasks)

3.  Preconfiguring With a Naming Service or DHCP

Part II Installing Over a Local Area Network

4.  Installing From the Network (Overview)

Network Installation Introduction

Required Servers for Network Installation

x86: Overview of Booting and Installing Over the Network With PXE

x86: What is PXE?

x86: Guidelines for Booting With PXE

5.  Installing From the Network With DVD Media (Tasks)

6.  Installing From the Network With CD Media (Tasks)

7.  Patching the Miniroot Image (Tasks)

8.  Installing Over the Network (Examples)

9.  Installing From the Network (Command Reference)

Part III Installing Over a Wide Area Network

10.  WAN Boot (Overview)

11.  Preparing to Install With WAN Boot (Planning)

12.  Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

13.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Tasks)

14.  SPARC: Installing With WAN Boot (Examples)

15.  WAN Boot (Reference)

Part IV Appendixes

A.  Troubleshooting (Tasks)

B.  Installing or Upgrading Remotely (Tasks)



Network Installation Introduction

This section provides you with information you need before you can perform an installation from the network. Network installations enable you to install the Solaris software from a system, called an install server, that has access to the current Solaris release disc images. You copy the contents of the current Solaris release DVD or CD media to the install server's hard disk. Then, you can install the Solaris software from the network by using any of the Solaris installation methods.

Required Servers for Network Installation

To install the Solaris OS from the network, the systems to be installed require the following servers to be present on the network.

Figure 4-1 illustrates the servers that are typically used for network installation. Note that this sample network does not include a DHCP server.

Figure 4-1 Network Installation Servers

This illustration depicts the servers that are typically used for network installation.